When you think of taking care of your car, usually things like having the radiator flushed and changing the motor oil come to mind. Many people do not think of washing the car as a way to preserve it for the future, but it is an essential part of car maintenance. Road salt, tree sap, bug splatters, and bird droppings all contain substances that will destroy the paint on your car. They can also begin the rusting process on the underneath components of your car, too. Giving your car a regular washing can help keep your car looking good and running a long time. If you have kids, having them help teaches them the importance of taking care of their car when it is their turn to own one. Auto Solutions in Maryville, TN considers a once-a-week car washing to be a great way to instill good habits in yourself and in future drivers.